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PHO Rounds: Microbiology: Ebola in Liberia: Past, present and future
Wednesday, April 8, 2015 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm
Venue: 661 University Ave, 17th floor, Room 17-53, Toronto, ON M5G 1M1
Topic:
Emergency Preparedness; Health Promotion; Laboratory Testing and Sciences
City: Toronto
Type:  
Format: In Person; Webinar

​Note: This is an open invitation, and may be forwarded to interested parties.

Dr. Allison McGeer will provide a review of the epidemiology of the West African Ebola outbreak during the period of March 2014 to January 2015. She will outline the current progress and challenges in outbreak control as well as a perspective on the Canadian and international response to the outbreak.

DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of Public Health Ontario, nor does the mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by Public Health Ontario.

Presenter: Dr. Allison McGeer

Dr. Allison McGeer is a microbiologist and infectious diseases consultant, and director of Infection Control and director of the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology Research Program at Mount Sinai Hospital. She is a professor in the Departments of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology and Public Health Sciences at the University of Toronto.

Dr. McGeer trained in internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Toronto; she then completed a fellowship in hospital epidemiology at Yale New Haven Hospital in 1989–90. Her areas of research interest are the epidemiology of influenza infection, the prevention of health care-associated infection, and antimicrobial resistance. She recently spent a month in Liberia on a WHO deployment as the national focal point for infection prevention and control.

PLEASE NOTE: We regret that CME credits cannot be provided for this session.

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